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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 14, 2012 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: For LIAshes (and Pete L)

I was tempted too put in a plug for your beloved 11/13 Dark Star-> Morning Dew in your name in my post,but I figured if you wanted to you would make a more eloquent case.I will have to re-visit that combo again.

I mistakenly put in the 11/19 Playin',while it is a top notch version it pales in comparison to one of the greats from the previous night.As you stated it was a great month for Playin',the 11/22,11/24,and 11/26 versions were all exceptional.Throw in a fine Other One from 11/17 and two exemplary Bird Songs from 11/19 and 11/22 and that is a solid month for the jam stuff.

I have read a number of your posts on your blog and I don't know how a post on my favorite month has eluded me,I will have to check that out! As I have said before I do not get hung up on the quality,as long as I can hear most of what's happening I make do.Those 5 shows,while maybe not having a wealth of all-time versions,do contain a batch of very special versions.I do put the 12/10 Other One in the all-time class,and they gave us 3 magnificent Playin's,12/10,12/15 and 12/31.The Dark Star from 12/15 is an extraordinary effort and they also kick in 2 more spectacular Other One's 12/12 and 12/31.Toss in a beautiful Bird Song from 12/12 and three poignant versions of He's Gone from 12/11,12/12 and 12/15 which contains a ripping jam into Truckin' and you have treasure trove of some of the finest music ever made by anyone.